How to become a Certified PRactising counsellors Australia member

We are excited to have you express interest in joining CPCA. Membership will grant you access to a wide range of our member benefits as highlighted on the member benefits page.

We have numerous levels of membership which are highlighted below.

Level 4

Has graduated from an CPCA Accredited Course of study at minimum Degree Level in Counselling.

Requirements:

  • Has a minimum of 4 years post qualification counselling experience, including minimum 1,000 client contact hours (statutory declaration required for client contact hours).
  • Has completed a minimum of 100 hours Professional Supervision and completes 10 hours Professional Supervision per annum.
  • Has completed a minimum of 100 hours Professional Supervision.

Evidence:

  • JP signed qualification
  • Professional experience- Contract, Employers letter, Hours of work
  • If self employed- ABN, Types of service delivery, Role statement
  • Professional supervision- A person at a higher level of CPCA who has supervised you – statement with signature and JP witnessed / statutory declaration
  • Registry – dates /hours of client contact JP witnessed

Level 3

Has graduated from an CPCA Accredited Course of study at minimum Degree Level in Counselling.

Requirements:

  • Has a minimum 2 years post qualification counselling experience, including minimum 750 client contact hours (statutory declaration required for client contact hours).
  • Has completed a minimum of 75 hours Professional Supervision.

Evidence:

  • JP signed qualification
  • Professional experience- Contract, Employers letter, Hours of work
  • If self employed- ABN, Types of service delivery, Role statement
  • Professional supervision- A person at a higher level of CPCA who has supervised you – statement with signature and JP witnessed / statutory declaration
  • Registry – dates /hours of client contact JP witnessed

Level 2

Has graduated from an CPCA Accredited Course of study at minimum Diploma Level in Counselling.

Requirements:

  • Has post Diploma Experience
  • Has completed a minimum of 50 hours of Professional Supervision.

Evidence:

  • JP signed qualification
  • Professional experience- Contract, Employers letter, Hours of work
  • If self employed- ABN, Types of service delivery, Role statement
  • Professional supervision- A person at a higher level of CPCA who has supervised you – statement with signature and JP witnessed / statutory declaration

Level 1

Description:

Graduated from a Recognised (RTO) qualification at Diploma level in Counselling

Requirements:

  • None

Evidence:

  • JP witnessed qualification

Student

Be enrolled and actively studying a Diploma in Counseling or other Diploma(at any Registered Training Organisation) with significant links to counselling such as Youth Work, Mental health, Child safety, Community Services and Youth Justice.

Professional development requirements

  • Active engagement in course of study

Evidence

  • letter of enrollment

PARTNER

Any person who supports the aims of the CPCA. Student members who do not gain a Diploma of counselling may remain associate members after completing their course of study.

Professional development requirements

  • Completes 10 hours Professional Supervision per annum.
  • Completes 25 Points of Ongoing Professional Development per annum

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